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October 20th, 2013
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Date:October 20th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
For this reason, I virtually never order anything I haven't tried on first. Unless it's almost exactly the same style as something I already have from the same shop.

However, my daughter is a similar height and size to you (upper body at least) and based on this:

-If you want a women's fit, & have broadish shoulders, get a 10.

-If you want a women's fit, & have small-to-average shoulders, get an 8.

-If you are happy to have a generic T-shirt shaped T-shirt, and you don't mind if it's a little baggy, order a men's Small. Skip the XS as that could be too small across the boobs(c.f. as is the case with my son's old XSs that don't fit my daughter).

-If you want to sleep in it instead of wear it out running, order a men's M or L!

Then, cross your fingers and hope, as no two companies seem to use the same sizing.

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Date:October 20th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
With my "professional" seamstress hat on I second this post. Men's XS t-shirts tend to be very, very, very small. Unless you've changed size significantly since I saw you over the summer I'd recommend men's S if you want a men's fit t-shirt- while the XS will probably go over your boobs but fit quite tightly, I suspect it will not go over your arse.

As a generalish ballpark, the chest measurements of men's t-shirts will go roughly 38-40-42-44-46 for XS-S-M-L-XL with the expectation that the wearer's chest measurement (widest point, roughly across nipples) will be two to four inches smaller than this. Women on the borderline will often want to go up a size, especially if they have proportionally large bums.
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Date:October 20th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Good point abt men's XS. I forgot that they run narrow in the chest proportionally, and shrink like a bastARD all too often, as well.
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